Mirjana Ilić

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The paper considers adjectives white, pale and gray,used as color adjectives to characterize man, as well as their relationship with the adjective white in the Serbian language. These “human color” adjectives have somewhat different extensions compared to the adjective white, and this is frequently manifested in their inability to realize themselves within certain grammatical structures, in which it is still possible to realize the adjective white. With the use of the conceptual integration theory, an attempt has been made to explain the relationship between the semantic extensions of these adjectives.


The Serbian language, color adjective, human color adjective, conceptual integration theory, semantic extension

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